What’s the deal? Belleville Brûlerie’s ace little coffee bar – sibling to one of our top five brunch spots La Fontaine – is a proper neighbourhood café. Perch at the counter to read the paper with an espresso, or bag one of the teal-topped tables at the back. The menu’s short and sweet at breakfast time: eggs or a tartine.
What should I order? A café crème and an oeuf à la coque – a boiled egg served with sourdough soldiers. The bread comes from superb bakery Le Petit Grain just down the road.
Where? 50 Rue de Belleville, 20th